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National Grid issues statement on State and Federal reports examining Aquidneck Island Gas Supply...

National Grid issued the following statement about the reports from the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration surrounding the Aquidneck Island gas...

Report details causes of January natural gas outage

The Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (RIPUC) issued the following report today “describing the causes of the natural gas outage on Aquidneck Island on January 21, 2019”.

Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to release report on January’s natural...

The Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (RIPUC) announced plans today to issue a report on Wednesday "describing the causes of the natural gas outage on Aquidneck Island on January...

National Grid: Lower gas rates ahead for Rhode Island customers

Rhode Islanders should see a decrease on their annual gas bill for the year ahead after the Public Utilities Commission (RIPUC) approved recent rate proposals from National Grid on Friday afternoon, according...

With cold weather not far off, reports on last winter’s gas outage still not...

With the cold winter months not far off, Newport officials are frustrated, concerned, and impatient as promised reports on the specific cause of the massive gas outage nine months ago have yet...

State reimburses Potter League for gas outage assistance and expenses

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), on the authorization of Governor Gina Raimondo, announced today that they have presented a check to the Potter League for Animals for "going above and...

Senator DiPalma’s bill that creates a commission to examine the state’s electric and natural...

Sen. Louis P. DiPalma’s (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) legislation (2019-S 0194A) that creates a Senate special legislative commission to study and evaluate the state’s electric and natural gas distribution...

VIDEO: Gov. Raimondo, McKee highlight Utility Reform Proposal

At a press conference at the Newport Gateway Center earlier today, Governor Gina Raimondo, Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee and Senator Louis DiPalma called for the passage of legislation that would give the...

Chamber seeks business input to measure economic impact of gas outage

Over 425 businesses in Newport County were impacted during the natural gas outage in January 2019. While many are back to business as usual, most are just now learning the true cost...

Gas Emergency: Business Recovery Center at Newport Harbor Hotel closing on March 7th

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency announced today on Twitter that the Small Business Recovery Center at Newport Harbor Hotel will close on March 7th. " If your business was...

Gas Outage: Emergency SBA Loans now available to Newport businesses

Businesses affected by the recent natural gas outage are now being offered Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), according to a press release today from...

City of Newport: Residents encouraged to seek relief through National Grid claims process

As Newport continues to recover from January’s natural gas outage, the City of Newport is reminding those affected by the incident to seek relief through National Grid’s claims process.

Division of Public Utilities & Carriers opens investigation into National Grid gas outage

The State of Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities & Carriers announced today that their division has opened an investigation into National Grid Natural Gas Service Interruption on Aquidneck Island.

DEM praises the work of the Potter League, RI’s Animal Shelter Network, State Veterinarian...

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recognized the Potter League for Animals, Rhode Island’s animal shelter network, and State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM, for their responsiveness keeping more than 100...

Hospitality Association undertakes survey to determine gas crisis economic losses

With gas restored and businesses back up and running, officials are now trying to sort out the real costs of the week-long gas outage to some 7,000 National Grid customers in Newport...

National Grid: Thank You, Aquidneck Island

National Grid send out the following email to its customers on Wednesday, January 30th in response to the natural gas outage last week; Thank You to Our Customers, Our...

Lt. Governor McKee takes action to improve the emergency response of utility companies

Today, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee announced his plans to resubmit the Utility Emergency Response Bill, legislation to improve the emergency preparedness and response of utility companies operating in Rhode Island.

National Grid: Gas service restored for nearly 100% of impacted customers

"We have restored service to nearly 100% of impacted customers on Aquidneck Island. Only a few dozen remain who have either requested we come back later in the week or who we are still attempting to contact. "
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VIDEO: Informational meeting for businesses to learn about recovery assistance

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting this morning at Newport Marriott with small business owners impacted by the recent gas outage this morning. This...

City of Newport: Financial assistance being offered for small business owners affected by the...

The following information has been provided by the City of Newport. With gas service restored to the vast majority of customers in Newport and Middletown, help is now being...
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City of Newport’s latest update on natural gas outage

Here are the latest updates from the City of Newport; January 28th at 10:03 am
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Rep. Carson, Sen. Euer: Public deserves answers about cause of gas crisis

Public deserves answers about cause of gas crisis By Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Dawn Euer The public has a right to know all of the available information...

National Grid provides restoration update and announces Small Business Assistance Program

The following press release was provided by National Grid. National Grid announced this afternoon (at Binge BBQ) that 97% of those customers impacted by the gas supply interruption in Newport...
Newport County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce to host an informational meeting for businesses impacted by the gas...

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce has announced they will hold an informational meeting for businesses to learn how they can recover from last week's gas outage. The meeting...

Governor Raimondo announces Emergency Loan Fund for impacted Aquidneck Island businesses

The following is a press release from the Governor following a press conference at Jane Pickens this morning. Commerce RI, Rhode Island Foundation, and BankNewport Form Partnership to Offer...